Aviva Investors Strengthens Global Investment & Risk Teams

CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Aviva Investors announced today the recent 
hiring of four senior investment and risk professionals in its Chicago and 
Toronto offices. These hires represent a continuation of the firm's focus on 
building a global platform designed to help clients meet their objectives, 
manage risk and manage volatility.  Andra Purkalitis, Chief Executive Officer 
of Aviva Investors' business in the Americas, said, "We are delighted to be 
able to attract top talent to our firm in a region that is important to our 
global growth plans.  All four people bring extensive experience to Aviva 
Investors and share a common belief in the importance of helping clients 
achieve their goals." 
The four individuals are: 
Kevin Mathews, High Yield Portfolio Manager (Chicago) 
Kevin joins with a wealth of global experience in the high yield bond 
marketplace, most recently at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in New 
York as the Head of U.S. High Yield, and previously at F & C Investments in 
London as Head of Global High Yield.  Kevin's 32 years as an investment 
professional include high yield portfolio manager roles at Gulf International 
Bank in London, ING Investments in Arizona, and Van Kampen Investments in 
Chicago. 
Todd Youngberg, Aviva Investors' Global Head of Credit, said, "The addition of 
Kevin to our high yield team showcases the importance of this strategy in 
creating investment solutions for our clients.  Kevin joins his portfolio 
manager colleagues in Chicago, London and Singapore in delivering a true 
world-view to our defined process." 
Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from University of Illinois-Urbana 
and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drake University. 
Robert Prospero, CFA, Credit Analyst (Toronto) 
Robert joins Aviva Investors from Manulife Asset Management where he held 
various roles, most recently as a Senior Investment Analyst and starting as an 
investment analyst in the Investment Division Rotational Program. 
Sunil Shah, Portfolio Manager and Head of Canadian Fixed Income, said, "We are 
pleased to welcome Robert to Aviva Investors' Toronto team. While based in 
Toronto, Robert joins a globally integrated credit research team and helps us 
expand the breadth and knowledge of our Canadian coverage." 
Robert has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Finance from the University of 
Toronto. 
Lei Wang, Senior Securities Analyst (Chicago) 
Before joining Aviva Investors, Lei was a senior credit analyst at Morgan 
Stanley Investment Management.  She brings more than 14 years of credit 
research experience to the firm with prior senior research positions at 
Paulson & Co., Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan Asset Management. 
Ashish Dafria, CFA, Aviva Investors' Global Head of Credit Research, said, 
"Fundamental credit research is a cornerstone of Aviva Investors' investment 
process around the world.  By developing a globally integrated research team, 
we are able to provide key local insights as we build portfolios for our 
clients.  Lei's experience and expertise strengthens that ability and I'm 
delighted to have her on our team." 
Lei earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Queens 
University of Charlotte and a Master of Business Administration degree from 
Columbia University. 
Allen Xiao, CFA, CPA, Director of Business Risk (Chicago) 
Allen joins Aviva Investors' team in Chicago from Ashland Partners and 
Company, LLP, where he was a senior compliance analyst and manager with 
various roles in accounting, auditing, compliance and risk. 
Lyda Iturralde, Aviva Investors' Chief Compliance Officer in the Americas, 
said, "We are thrilled to have Allen join the Aviva Investors team where his 
experience will help us to continue strengthening our risk management 
processes." 
Allen earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Northwestern 
Polytechnic University and a Master of Business Administration degree from 
Willamette University. 
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Aviva Investors 
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The 
business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven 
performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in Asia Pacific, 
Europe, North America and the United Kingdom.  Aviva Investors Americas has 
$13.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014*. 
Aviva plc 


    --  Aviva provides 31 million customers with insurance, savings and
        investment products.**
    --  Combines strong life insurance, general insurance and asset
        management businesses under one powerful brand.

*The assets under management reflect the North American region and include 
Aviva Investors Americas and Aviva Investors Canada as of June 30, 2014.

** Based on Aviva plc Annual Report and Accounts 2013.

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SOURCE  Aviva Investors Canada Inc. 
Rob Ranges, Head of Americas Business Development, Aviva Investors, 
212-593-5604, rob.ranges@avivainvestors.com, www.avivainvestorsamericas.com 
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